2021-22 NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 5

The MikesPickz NFL Picks are back again for the 2021-22 season.

As usual, I will make my picks for each game, every week of the NFL season using the point spread from the NY Daily News on Wednesday. After each week, the post will be updated with the results. My full pick record for all seasons can be found on the historical picks page.

The favorite will be marked with the spread in parenthesis next to the team name. For example, Patriots (-6.5). My best bet is the team that I feel is most likely to win and cover the spread this week.

Welcome to Week 5 of the NFL Season! Without further adieu, here are my picks:

Week 5 BYE WEEKS: None
Best Bet: Vikings (-7.5) – LOSS

Week 5 Recap: 6-9-1, 0-1 Best Bet, 1-1 Survivor pool

Thursday Night:

  • Rams (-2.5) at Seahawks
    • The pick: Seahawks (+2.5) – LOSS

Sunday Early Games:

  • Falcons (-3) vs Jets (IN LONDON):
    • The pick: Falcons (-3) – WIN
  • Lions at Vikings (-7.5):
    • The pick: Vikings (-7.5) – BEST BET – LOSS
  • Saints (-1.5) at Football Team:
    • The pick: Saints (-1.5) – WIN
  • Patriots (-9.5) at Texans:
    • The pick: Patriots (-9.5) – LOSS
  • Dolphins at Bucs (-10):
    • The pick: Dolphins (+10) – LOSS
  • Packers (-3) at Bengals:
    • The pick: Bengals (+3) – TIE
  • Broncos at Steelers (-1):
    • The pick: Broncos (+1) – LOSS
  • Eagles at Panthers (-3.5):
    • The pick: Panthers (-3.5) – LOSS
  • Titans (-4) at Jaguars:
    • The pick: Titans (-4) – WIN

Sunday Late Games:

  • Browns at Chargers (-1.5):
    • The pick: Chargers (-1.5) – WIN
  • Bears at Raiders (-5.5):
    • The pick: Raiders (-5.5) – LOSS
  • 49ers at Cardinals (-5.5):
    • The pick: 49ers (+5.5) – LOSS
  • Giants at Cowboys (-7):
    • The pick: Giants (+7) – LOSS

Sunday Night Football:

  • Bills at Chiefs (-2.5):
    • The pick: Bills (+2.5) – WIN

Monday Night Football:

  • Colts at Ravens (-7):
    • The pick: Colts (+7) – WIN

Previous Week’s Record: 10-6-0

Regular Season Record: 37-25-2 (59.38%)

Postseason Record: N/A

Best Bet Record: 2-2-0

Last Season’s Record: 137-119-0 (53.52%)

Click here for my Full Historical Pick Records


King of the Hill aka Lock of the Week aka Survivor Pool Picks:
In this section, I will post my pick for a survivor pool. Once a team is used, I can’t use them again for the rest of the season. The team selected only has to win the game, not cover the spread. Pick One and Pick Two are independent of each other. If I use a team with Pick One, I can use them later with Pick Two.

Week Pick One Pick Two
Week 1 Rams – win Vikings – loss
Week 2 Browns – win Packers – win
Week 3 Broncos – win Panthers – win
Week 4 Saints – loss Bills – win
Week 5 Vikings – win Raiders – loss
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Total 4-1 3-2
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